The neighbors cut down a Mulberry tree last Sunday. I only grabbed one small branch – I’ve got too much going on to commit to more wood – and tonight I made time to make a spoon out of it. I used the hatchet for most of it, but used the adz and spoon on the bowl.
I also used my pocket knife for some detailed work.
The draw knife wasn’t very useful on this project. The grain was just too contrary and whenever it would switch directions, the draw knife would catch and pull out a little chunk of the wood. It probably means I need to sharpen the draw knife, but it was just a hassle tonight.
The curve of this thing is a little bit awkward, but that’s the shape the branch was, and I think it’ll actually work pretty well for serving rice or things like that. It doesn’t lay flat, so you’d need a spoon rest if you were using it on the stove.